About the Blog


As WordPress simply wouldn’t let me go (I had tried to delete my account early 00’s, but a notification ensured me “You’ll be back”), I gave blogging one final shot in 2014. That year, this blog was born and christened Dictionary Dutch.

I mainly wrote about random thoughts, life experiences and lessons learned, all while looking for the meaning of life. It sure kept me occupied for a good few years and I made some friends along the way. People who showed me the true value of blogging; being read isn’t enough, it’s connecting to others that makes it really worthwhile – and fun! So I stayed.

Somewhere in 2018, though, my writings didn’t feel right any more and what ensued was a search for a new name, a new style – a new purpose. With a little help from a good friend, my online blogging rebirth was named Heart to Follow.

But while the name and style were more easily found, the purpose didn’t introduce itself until December 2019. It wasn’t until my health took a dive, my World view got shaken and my coaching business didn’t pick up that I found a renewed motivation for posting. What to do when things don’t go right? And, more importantly: how am I going to try to fix my life and how will it work out?

It’s 2021 now and I feel lost. I’d forgotten how soothing writing works on the soul, and boy does my soul need some soothing!

I am trying to breathe new life into my old blog, because I don’t want to let anyone down by giving it up after so many years.

Besides, it’s not as if WordPress is going to let me go πŸ˜‰



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14 thoughts on “About the Blog”

    1. Thank you, Daal! That is a beautiful compliment πŸ™‚ I love how I keep attracting more and more people who are equally “different” in a good way ❀

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    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ I feel so out of place a lot of times, because I don’t always follow someone else’s footsteps. But I believe we’re all unique and talented and we should be free to become who we want to be.

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    1. Wonk: swot; grind; nerd; dweeb; learner; scholar; assimilator; a student who spends much time learning and has little or no social life; a stupid, boring or unattractive person; a person who studies a subject or issue in an excessively assiduous and thorough manner; a self-made “expert”; a person who knows a lot about the details of a particular field (such as politics) and often talks a lot about that subject; an expert in a field, typically someone who is fairly young and very intelligent.

      Take your pick πŸ˜‰ Although if you want to use it to describe me, I’d go for a nice one (like the last – just saying).

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  1. Seeing the notice “Tell me what you think” I must confess sometimes I can speak double Dutch and much too often in recent times I come to forget the words in one or the other language and have to admit that Dutch is not an easy language at all. It also sounds so hard and is so incredible difficult to place in in a good melody. (I was pleased the opera’s and musicals we presented in Belgium, Holland and Germany we mostly song in the original language, but sometimes this included also a Dutch piece of music, German was not to bad).

    Hier ook zijn er echt niet bepaald Nederlandse artikelen, of toch? Met het Nederlands blijkt men toch niet veel lezers te bereiken en vele Nederlandstaligen gaan daar maar over naar het Engels. Is dat geen tekortkoming aan jullie taal?

    Als Europeaan zou ik natuurlijk kunnen opkomen voor een Europese taal, maar Esperanto blijkt het ook niet te halen om een algemene linkende taal te kunnen zijn. Spaans moet ook het onderspit delven voor het in deze contreien veel populairdere Engels.
    Ook al mag de uitdrukking zijn “Met alle Chinezen maar niet met den dezen.” is het Mandarijns aan populariteit aan het winnen.

    Food for thought.

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    1. Sorry, my phone app won’t allow me to scroll down long messages and that’s why I wasn’t able to approve this comment sooner (boo phone!). Your Dutch is very nice, kudos to you! And you are very right: it’s (apparently) one of the most difficult languages to learn. And why should anyone, really? Let’s face it, where do they speak Dutch? Exactly, only a few countries and small parts of other countries. English is much handier to know.

      And the main reason why I blog in English is not necessarily to reach a broader public, but actually because I want to keep practising English. Reading it is one thing, but writing requires a different approach πŸ™‚

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  2. Samantha, I have two blogs that began in 2011 and would be happy to have you visit. My non-sports, lifestyle blog (more closely resembling yours) is lifeattitudes.wordpress.com with another, all-sports blog at sportsattitudes.wordpress.com. Love your blog and look forward to reading future posts!

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